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For Alumni

Welcome, Wildcat!

As a Medill alum, you are part of a special group of people--more than 18,000 strong--working at top organizations around the world.

Join Medill alumni LinkedIn groups

Medill Alumni LinkedIn Group
Medill IMC Alumni LinkedIn Group

Free online courses

Medill faculty teach in four of Northwestern's massive open online courses (MOOCs): Social Media Marketing, Content Strategy for Professionals, Sports Marketing and Organizational Leadership.

Northwestern offers all of its online courses at no cost to alumni. You can earn a course certificate and gain access to all Northwestern MOOC content on Coursera free of charge.

Access a list of course descriptions and register for free courses for alumni.

Alumni clubs

Medill's robust alumni network includes official clubs in various cities. The number of annual events for each club varies, and all clubs offer a wide variety of events and networking opportunities for Medill graduates.

Learn more about alumni clubs

Career services for alumni

As an alum of Medill's degree and certificate programs in journalism or IMC, you have free access to search for jobs and talent to hire on Handshake, Medill's career management platform.

Learn more about Handshake

Hiring Medill students and alumni

Medill has a wealth of talented students and alumni in journalism and integrated marketing communications. Many alumni hire other alumni because they have seen the value of a Medill education first-hand. They understand the types of critical thinking, skills and passion these people bring to the workplace.

Learn more about hiring Medill alumni

Our Northwestern

Our Northwestern is an exclusive space where our vibrant community of alumni, students and faculty come together.

As a member, you may:

  • Find friends through the alumni directory.
  • Share memories with classmates.
  • Make professional and social connections within the NU network.
  • Engage in interesting discussions on Northwestern topics and beyond.

Join Our Northwestern

Update your address

To ensure you are included in Medill emails, invitations, etc., we need your correct mailing address and email. To update your contact information with the Northwestern Alumni Association and in the NU database, please send an email to with your name, graduation year, degree, email and updated mailing address.


Contact Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement Belinda Lichty-Clarke.